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May 30, 2017   •   

USCIRF Chair Testifies at “Freedom of Belief: Countering Religious Violence” Hearing

“Today’s hearing is especially timely given the rise in religious extremism and increased restrictions on religious freedom worldwide,” said Thomas J. Reese, S.J., chair of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, addressing the U.S. Congress Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission May 24.

February 12, 2017   •   

Violations of Rights of Religious Minorities in India, Report Says

A report released this week by the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom details religious freedom violations in India against religious minorities and Hindu Dalits and offers recommendations for the Indian government and the U.S. government.

February 1, 2017   •   

Editorial Urges U.S. to Take ‘Firm and Resolute Stand’ for International Religious Liberty

A recent Op-Ed in the Philadelphia Inquirer by U.S. State Department religious freedom leaders points to an important nexus in religious freedom abuses and other points of national security.